England World Cup Training Squad Announced


Martin Johnson has named the England 45-man Rugby World Cup 2011 Training Squad.

A mixture of RWC fresh faces and the old guard are heading for the training camp to make their bid to feature in the final 30 heading to New Zealand.

The complete 2011 RBS 6 Nations squad are included along with 5 uncapped players: Mouritz Botha,┬áManusamoa Tuilagi, Thomas Waldrom, Joe Simpson and Charlie Sharples. Waldrom was recently named as Rugby Players’ Association player of the year, while Tuilagi was voted Aviva Premiership Young Player of the Year.

Matt Stevens of Saracens is also included; the 28 year old only recently returning to rugby after a two year drug suspension.

Johnson said: “Every one of these players has the chance to be in that final 30 going to New Zealand. The camp is going to be intense and competitive, as you would expect leading up to a World Cup, but all the players are ready for it.”

See below for the full 45-man training squad.

DateTime (GMT)Home TeamAway TeamVenue
Sat 5th Feb14:15IrelandWalesAviva Stadium
Sat 5th Feb16:45ScotlandEnglandBT Murrayfield
Sun 6th Feb15:00FranceItalyStade de France
Sat 12th Feb14:15WalesScotlandPrincipality Stadium
Sat 12th Feb16:45FranceIrelandStade de France
Sun 13th Feb15:00ItalyEnglandStadio Olimpico
Sat 26th Feb14:15ScotlandFranceBT Murrayfield
Sat 26th Feb16:45EnglandWalesTwickenham Stadium
Sun 27th Feb15:00IrelandItalyAviva Stadium
Fri 11th Mar20:00WalesFrancePrincipality Stadium
Sat 12th Mar14:15ItalyScotlandStadio Olimpico
Sat 12th Mar16:45EnglandIrelandTwickenham Stadium
Sat 19th Mar14:15WalesItalyPrincipality Stadium
Sat 19th Mar16:45IrelandScotlandAviva Stadium
Sat 19th Mar20:00FranceEnglandStade de France


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